[Apollodorus] Library 1.3.2 = Orph. 901 II + 987 + 501 Bernabé

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M = reading of the whole MS tradition
m = reading of part of the MS tradition
P = reading on a papyrus

Καλλιόπης μὲν οὖν καὶ Οἰάγρου, κατ’ ἐπίκλησιν δὲ Ἀπόλλωνος, Λίνος, ὃν Ἡρακλῆς ἀπέκτεινε, καὶ Ὀρφεὺς ὁ ἀσκήσας κιθαρωιδίαν, ὃς ἄιδων ἐκίνει λίθους τε καὶ δένδρα. ἀποθανούσης δὲ Εὐρυδίκης τῆς γυναικὸς αὐτοῦ, δηχθείσης ὑπὸ ὄφεως, κατῆλθεν Ἅιδου θέλων ἀνάγειν ἀνάγειν Heyne: ἀγαγεῖν M αὐτήν, καὶ Πλούτωνα ἔπεισεν ἀναπέμψαι. ὁ δὲ ὑπέσχετο τοῦτο ποιήσειν, ἂν μὴ πορευόμενος Ὀρφεὺς ἐπιστραφῆι πρὶν εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν αὑτοῦ παραγενέσθαι· ὁ δὲ ἀπιστῶν ἐπιστραφεὶς ἐθεάσατο τὴν γυναῖκα, ἡ δὲ πάλιν ὑπέστρεψεν. εὗρε δὲ Ὀρφεὺς καὶ τὰ Διονύσου μυστήρια, καὶ τέθαπται περὶ τὴν Πιερίαν διασπασθεὶς ὑπὸ τῶν μαινάδων.

Born of Calliope and Oeagrus, but nominally of Apollo, were Linus, whom Heracles killed, and Orpheus, who was a kitharode and who, when he sang, moved stones and trees. When his wife, Eurydice, died after being bitten by a snake, he went down to Hades, wishing to lead her out, and persuaded Pluto to send her up. Pluto promised to do this, provided that on the journey back Orpheus did not turn around until he arrived at his house. But Orpheus disobeyed and, turning around, looked at his wife, who returned to Hades. Orpheus also discovered the mysteries of Dionysus and was buried in Pieria after being torn apart by maenads.

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